On Saturday, September 14, we hosted the 2nd Annual Can We Talk Youth Conference, which was a free event for high school students in grades 9-12.
Students participated in several workshops and breakout sessions including Understanding Your Rights, the Importance of Higher Education, and Adulting 101.
Special guests included Richard Miles, Miles of Freedom; Lynn Richardson, Dallas County Public Defender; Tristen Paige, Turning Paiges; Joseph Thomas, City of Dallas; Tammy Johnson, Empowering the Masses; Forrest Jackson, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity; Earlyshia Thomas, Choose You Foundation; and Torian Stencer, Founder of Yes Thrive.
The MLK Back to School Festival is a “one-stop-shop” for parents and students preparing for the new school year. On Friday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., families can come to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75215) and receive free school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, shoes, and more. There will also be vendors, a children’s play area, free food, and snow cones.
This event is open to all families with children in grades Pre-K to 12. Parents must provide a photo ID and children must be present to receive supplies. There are no zip code restrictions or income requirements to receive supplies.
When: Friday, August 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 MLK Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75215.
Who: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center hosts this annual event. This year’s sponsors include the City of Dallas, Miles of Freedom, Carter’s House, Capital One, Reliant Energy, Turning Paiges, and Panda Cares. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please call 214-670-8418 or visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/back-to-school.
On Wednesday, June 19, we commemorated Juneteenth with a free community festival where guests enjoyed local vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities and more. Sponsors included Leadership Dallas, North Texas Food Bank, Miles of Freedom, Empowering the Masses, and #BeGolden.
There was a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the grand opening of the new MLK Fresh Food Distribution Center, which will give citizens free access to fresh, healthy foods and dry goods twice per week. Its hours of operation are Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are no zip code requirements or income restrictions.
For more information about the MLK Fresh Food Distribution Center, click here or contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.
On Thursday, May 30, we hosted “Can We Talk?” which was a free workshop to encourage social services professionals to rethink stress, avoid burnout, and implement more self-care practices in their daily lives.
Topics included mindfulness, health and wellness, and different ways to manage stress. Guests also learned about the health benefits of meditation and created vision boards to represent future goals and dreams.
April is National Volunteer month and each year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center takes the time to honor volunteers who lend us their time and support throughout the year, making it possible to better serve our community.
On April 30, we hosted “Volunteer Appreciation Day,” bringing our volunteers together for lunch and recognizing their support and commitment to service.
Thank you to our volunteers! You truly make a difference!
Mark your calendars! Attend a free workshop empowering social service professionals with tools to avoid burnout and reduce stress, by refocusing and transforming your outlook on life. Guests will have the opportunity to network and share resources, enjoy lunch and discussion, and win door prizes.
You are cordially invited to attend our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood!
Come and have dinner with us in the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Join us on Saturday, November 17, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for a complete turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. No RSVP is required.
This event is a collaboration between the MLK, Jr. Community Center, The Giving Tree Ministries, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For more information, contact 214-670-8442.
Each year we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
On Thursday, October 11, join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, the West Dallas Multipurpose Center, and HACER for a discussion with Consul Guido Arochi, Mexican Consul for Cultural Affairs. This is a free event that will take place at the MLK, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard) at 11:30 A.M.
Light refreshments will be served. All media outlets are invited to attend.